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9 of the top-selling young adult novels

What are the best young adult novels right now on Amazon? Take a look.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: August 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm •  Published: August 14, 2014
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Two people meet and fall in love. Then, drama ensues. This is a common theme of many young adult novels.

There may also be dystopian societies, aliens and vampires. But still.

Young adult novels have been the new hit thing in the last few years. Young adult books turned into movies — like “If I Stay,” due out this month, and “The Fault in Our Stars,” released earlier this summer — are indicative of a wider trend in which young adult novels are becoming more mainstream.

But young adults aren't the only ones reading these novels. Older adults are too, especially with the rise of top cultural phenomenons like the Harry Potter series, the Twilight series and, more recently, “The Fault in Our Stars."

In fact, one research study found that 55 percent of young adult novels are bought by adults, although whether or not they should be reading these novels has been a much-debated topic this year.

However, young adult novels don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. So, what are the current best sellers?

Here’s a look at the top nine young adult books being sold on Amazon that don't include sequels or spin-offs:

“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman

“If I Stay” tells the story of Mia Hall, who finds herself caught in between life and death and must make a choice that will define her love life forever more. Starting on Aug. 22, you can catch this film in theaters.

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